My take on an outdoor portrait

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  1. errant_star

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    My niece Kennedy ... I took these for my sister as she hasn't been able to get my niece's portrait done for her birthday yet this year ...

    She wasn't terribly cooperative and I could NOT get her to smile for me!!

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    A fill flash was used for these shots.

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    I think they're great, especially the 2nd one. Even without a smile :mrgreen:
     
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    Smiles are overrated...these are gorgeous, and I'm sure really capture her personality.
     
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    I really like the second shot. I had to shoot a 3 week old today and I am now set to never do portraits again, candids yes as that is what I'm good at, but not portraits. You did well.

    Eric
     
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    she is just beautiful..and looks like one of those child star actors...she is gorgeous..

    i think you did a great job with her...i like the no smile... she seems to be thinking seriously about things.....

    great job, girl...
     
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    Thanks guys ... I'm just hoping my sister (who is infinitely picky) will appreciate it!:confused:
     
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    The second one is excellent.
     
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    They are beautiful, even if your sister does not want them.

    My sister is not picky enough :lol:
     
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    Thanks CrazyAva and -Jay- .. I appreciate your comments :D
     
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    The second one is great, but I'd like to see it cropped to a head and shoulders shot since you didn't completely get her hands into the picture.
     
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    Great point thanks Deb, to be honest I didn't really notice :blushing:
     
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    The hands would be a bonus, but closer cropping is not worth the trade-off. Did you try a bit of vignetting on this one (second view)? I think you might like it.

    -Pete
     

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